MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Specialists of the engineering and sapper division of the Novosibirsk missile formation completed work on the destruction of ice in the tributaries of the Ob to protect settlements from floods.
Servicemen of the Strategic Missile Forces carried out several point detonations of ice to eliminate the resulting blockage at the bend of the river three meters high and 30 to 100 meters wide, using about 30 kg of explosives. A total of about a kilometer long riverbed was cleared.
The exploded TNT split tons of ice, which means that the steep nature of the river, which manifests itself every year during the spring flood, is deliberately tamed. Now the tributaries of the Ob do not threaten either the village of Beloyarka or the inhabitants of other settlements in the northeastern district of the Novosibirsk region.
With the beginning of the ice drift, calculations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be connected to the monitoring of the flood situation.
Earlier, sappers conducted a reconnaissance of the area, measured the thickness of the ice cover, calculated the amount of explosives and means of detonation, drilled holes and laid explosive charges. After that, the specialists performed a series of training explosions. The charges were calculated taking into account the strict observance of safety for the environment.
According to forecasts of hydrologists, anomalous water reserves exceeding the statistical average by two to three times have accumulated in the Novosibirsk region this winter due to heavy snowfalls. Every winter month of this season, starting in December, was characterized by an abundance of rainfall. In the Novosibirsk region, almost twice as much snow fell as usual. According to forecasters, January 2021 in Siberia was among the snowiest months in the last 60 years of meteorological observations.
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